September 13, 2022

Fairview Heights Planned Parenthood Hospitalizes Three Women in Four Days

A patient being loaded into an ambulance outside the
Fairview Heights Planned Parenthood Clinic on Aug. 9, 2022.
Photo by pro-life onlookers and provided to Operation Rescue
Photos and 911 records obtained by Operation Rescue reveal that the Planned Parenthood "mega-clinic" in Fairview Heights hospitalized three women within a four-day timespan last month. The incidents occurred between August 6 and August 9, 2022.

Pro-life onlookers took photos of incidents on August 6 and August 9. When Operation Rescue requested 911 records for incidents at the Fairview Heights Clinic between those dates, the records revealed that another separate emergency occurred on August 6.

At 12:40pm on August 6, 2022, Medstar Emergency Medical Services arrived to transport a 26-year-old woman suffering from a "sharp stabbing pain." No other information is available about this incident.

911 call recordings are available for the other two incidents.

At 9:10 pm on August 6, a Planned Parenthood employee called to request an ambulance for a 36-year-old woman who had just had a "procedure." She was suffering from low blood pressure and repeatedly passing out. The employee specifically requested that the patient be transported to Belleville Memorial Hospital, but emergency personnel instead transported her to St. Elizabeth Hospital. It would have taken about twice as long for an ambulance to drive to Belleview Memorial.

The third call took place at 3:49 pm on August 9. A woman in her early twenties had severe cervical bleeding and required hospitalization. This time, the Planned Parenthood employee requested that the patient be transferred to Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis Missouri rather than St. Elizabeth Hospital (which is only eight minutes away). 911 records show that the patient was transported to Belleview memorial Hospital instead.

Operation Rescue hypothesizes that the clinic rotates hospitals to try and conceal the number of emergencies it causes.